In the News: Sad Day in BPC

••• “Community activist and longtime Rector Place resident Helene Seeman was killed and her husband, Fred, seriously injured Sunday evening when a woman who was subsequently charged with drunk driving smashed into their car as they pulled into the driveway of their New Jersey summer home. […] Former ‘Melrose Place’ actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer [right], who was behind the wheel of the Chevy Tahoe that slammed into the Seemans’ Mercury Milan as it pulled into the driveway of the family’s home at 835 Cherry Hill Road in the town of Montgomery, was arrested at the scene by police officers who smelled alcohol on her breath, and said later that her speech was slurred and her eyes bloodshot. Police also said that she acknowledged having several glasses of wine shortly before getting behind the wheel. Ms. Locane-Bovenizer was later charged with with second-degree death by auto and third-degree assault by auto.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• Tomorrow is Carmine’s last day at its current location at Front and Beekman; it’s moving to 229 Front. (Broadsheet Daily)

••• Grown & Sewn‘s store was featured in the in-flight “journal” for Porter Airlines.

•••  “A teen charged with setting two fires in bathroom garbage cans at Stuyvesant High School pleaded guilty on Monday to disorderly conduct but won’t face jail time. He just can’t go to the prestigious school anymore.” (DNAinfo)

••• Truffles Tribeca was featured extensively in a New York Times article about apartment buildings with perks.

••• “Workers rebuilding the World Trade Center have just uncovered a historic wall that once separated the streets of lower Manhattan from the Hudson River. The dusty granite blocks are part of Manhattan’s first seawall, which was built more than 100 years ago to allow ships to pull up to the edge of Manhattan to do business. […] But the bulkhead won’t be visible for long — the Port Authority plans to demolish an 80-foot-long section of it to make way for an underground passage that will take people from the World Trade Center into Battery Park City as soon as December 2012.” (DNAinfo)


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